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News online for Encinitas, Calif.

North Coast Current

News online for Encinitas, Calif.

North Coast Current

The train tracks near the Encinitas commuter rail station are pictured July 16, 2022. (Photo by Laser1987, iStock Getty Images)

North County officials urge train safety awareness following spike in fatal hits

Patrick Doyle April 8, 2024
A recent uptick in fatal train collisions in San Diego County is raising alarm bells for city and law enforcement officials. The number of deadly incidents along the rails has spiked this year, renewing concerns over access to mental health services for people at risk of suicide.
In interviews with the North Coast Current and OsideNews, chamber of commerce officials representing Oceanside, Carlsbad and Encinitas expressed a common goal of encouraging residents to support locally owned businesses. (Photo by Tim Mossholder via Unsplash)

Chamber outlook: Buy local in 2024 to help keep region’s community economies strong

Owen Pratt February 6, 2024
To understand the relationship between residents, businesses and their local economies, the North Coast Current and OsideNews reached out to the chambers of commerce for Oceanside, Encinitas and Carlsbad for a look at what matters in 2024.
Christopher Yerikian stars in the independent feature film “Kade,” written and directed by Oceanside filmmaker Garrett Glassell. (“Kade” production photo)

‘Kade’: Oceanside filmmaker’s first feature is a dystopian take on antihero adventure

Ryan Hardison November 10, 2023
“Kade,” the first feature project for Oceanside filmmaker Garrett Glassell, takes viewers a vengeful journey in a world-turned-wasteland as the lead character attempts to grapple with his dark past.
A Little Moore Cafe, which was a staple in the Encinitas community of Leucadia for decades, now operates as a pop-up eatery. (Photo courtesy of A Little Moore)

A Little Moore time: Leucadia entrepreneurs bring updates to classic community eatery

Charlene Pulsonetti September 2, 2023
A Little Moore Cafe, a staple in the Encinitas community of Leucadia for decades, has entered a new era as a pop-up eatery now owned by longtime residents and friends Andy Vasquez and Deon Dickey.
Multistory buildings that include high-density housing are becoming a larger presence in downtown Oceanside, pictured March 2021. (Photo by Matt Gush, iStock Getty Images)

Housing plans in Oceanside spark community debate about state and local policies

Ryan Hardison August 17, 2023
With several new housing developments being planned, approved and built over the past several years in Oceanside, many of which have been concentrated in downtown, the city is attempting to keep up with the growing demand for affordable housing. However, the subject of housing has become a divisive issue among residents and city leaders.
Coast live oaks, an oak tree species that Encinitas is named for, have become increasingly rare in the community as suburban sprawl has cut their habitat. (Photo by Jared Quentin, iStock Getty Images)

What’s in a name? ‘Encinitas’ can remind us of how things used to be

Charlene Pulsonetti May 26, 2023
Nature is resilient, but human activity and other factors have resulted in an imbalance. Fortunately, place names — such as “Encinitas” — can offer a glimpse into the past.
Carlsbad High School students conduct a practice run before their daily news broadcast begins. (Photo by Charlene Pulsonetti)

News Education: Coastal high schoolers passionate about journalism

Charlene Pulsonetti April 6, 2023
Coastal North San Diego County high school journalism programs provide more than just a means for students to share campus news. It’s also inspiring them to look at bigger issues, analyzing how they affect their lives and their greater community while encouraging their peers to do the same.
Classrooms and offices at the former Pacific View Elementary School in Encinitas, pictured in early 2023, are gutted in preparation for renovation as an arts center. (Courtesy photo by Tony Kranz)

Back in session: Work underway at Pacific View arts site in Encinitas

Charlene Pulsonetti March 10, 2023
After years of meetings, advocacy and planning, the former Pacific View Elementary School in Encinitas is on the way to becoming a center of activity again, now as an arts space.
Although North San Diego County college journalism programs face declining enrollments, loss of revenue, and technological and other challenges, educators remain hopeful that their relevancy can remain intact. (Photo by Utsav Srestha via Unsplash)

News Education: College media programs battling multiple challenges

Charlene Pulsonetti November 14, 2022
When Advanced Web Offset, San Diego County’s last large-scale offset printer, closed and subsequently merged with Anaheim-based Advantage ColorGraphics, the fate of local print publications — including those from high schools and colleges — hung in the balance.
An e-bike is shown parked on a downtown Encinitas street in October 2020. The city is considering regulations on e-bike use after a spike in accidents in Encinitas and Carlsbad. (Photo by Ian McDonnell, iStock Getty Images)

Like Carlsbad, Encinitas considers e-bike curbs in light of safety concerns

Stephen Wyer October 4, 2022
Officials in Encinitas say that the city will likely push for more e-bike regulation and guidance, just a month after Carlsbad declared a state of emergency over the rising number of e-bike collisions.
Representatives from groups including Warrior Village Project and Wounded Warrior Homes stand in front of an accessory dwelling unit at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 23, 2021. (Warrior Village Project photo)

North County groups, schools partner to help homeless veterans

Charlene Pulsonetti June 10, 2022
The Warrior Village Project aims to build affordable housing for veterans experiencing homelessness with the ultimate goal of creating multiple 12-unit villages. In these spaces, veterans can live independently and benefit from the camaraderie and the resources they need to thrive.
Oceanside “BattleBots” team Gigabyte, led by John Mladenik (center right), started as a hobby project 20 years ago and has grown into a major contender in the televised sport on the Discovery Channel. (BattleBots photo)

Oceanside ‘BattleBots’ team taking a Gigabyte out of the competition

Clark Fahrenthold April 20, 2022
San Diego County, as we all know, is home to a multitude of sports teams. The Padres, the San Diego Loyal, San Diego Wave FC, the Soccers, the Seals. But perhaps the region’s most unique and thrilling resides in Oceanside in the professional “BattleBots” team Gigabyte.
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